Search Results: Pistol Sights

Comparing the Springfield XD(M) and XD Mod.2 Full-Size Pistols

Rob Pincus has two full-size 9mm pistols from Springfield Armory’s XD line: the Springfield XD Mod.2 in the five-inch Tactical model and the 4.5-inch Springfield XD(M). Whether you’re a law enforcement officer looking for a duty gun, a private citizen shopping for a home-defense gun, or a concealed-carry permit holder who wants a full-size gun…

Setting Your Sights for Success

As a defensive instructor and shooter, I convey the concept that “the target dictates the need for precision.” This is based on the size of the target or the relationship of distance between the intended target and that of the shooter. PROPERLY ZEROED SIGHTS When a higher level of precision must be achieved, the shooter…

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AR Pistol Home Defense Drill

Steve Aryan of Grey Fox Industries is on the range with an AR home defense pistol. How do you set it up for home defense? You need to consider what type of optics, weapon-mounted light, and irons you’re going to mount on it. Also take into account: where and how are you going to leave…

Handgun Training: Pistol Sight Design Breakdown

Rob Pincus has seen many different sights on students’ self defense pistols and has used even more himself over the last 30 years, but has never seen a design that works better than the traditional notch and blade type sight. The front sight is designed to fit into the notch of the rear sight. Rob…

Laser Sights on Concealed Carry Guns

SUMMARY: Mike Seeklander used to think laser sights were only for military usage, but now he’s got them on his concealed carry and home-defense guns. What are the benefits of laser sights on carry guns, and what should you look for in laser products? Mike explains all this and much more. In the past, if…

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“I Can’t See My Gun Sights!” – Gun Sight Paint

One of the most common complaints people have about their guns, particularly as they get into their 40’s and beyond, is that they can’t “pick up” their gun sights as well as they used to. This is usually the opening salvo that ends with, “Can I buy something to fix this problem?” Unfortunately it’s more…

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POCKET AUTOLOADING PISTOLS: for Personal Defense

Small autoloading pistols, whether referred to as pocket pistols, hideout guns, backup guns, or mouse guns, get no respect. Frequently maligned by firearms trainers as too small, inaccurate, and not powerful enough, they are the red-headed stepchildren of the firearms community. Nonetheless, these little guns represent a major segment of the firearms sales market. The…

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Future of Defensive Red Dot Sights, Part 1: Research and Set Up

I’ll make a bold statement: I think the future of sighting systems for handguns (both medium-frame carry and duty pistols) are small, lightweight red dot sights (RDS). I don’t believe iron-sighted pistols will ever go away, but the benefits of a dot sight are obvious, and now technology has gotten to the point that they…

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